|Atripla vs Sustiva and Truvada
Oct 21, 2007
My doctor is starting me on a first regiman of Sustiva and Truvada, and is prescribing each one seperately for me. I thought Atripla was the exact same thing but in one pill - my doctor says he's prescribing them seperately to judge toxicity in the first month. Can't the same thing be achieved with Atripla? I'm confused.
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
The components of Atripla and Truvada+Sustiva are indeed the same. Some doctors will start patients on the Truvada+Sustiva combo in order to make sure that all of the medications are well tolerated, then simplify to Atripla if everything is going well.
It's all the same from a treatment standpoint, other than one extra pill. BY
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